It’s All About Efficiency.

COVID-19 has shined a light on how important it is to disinfect pathogens and keep people safe. Companies and medical facilities that are considering UV-C disinfection often find that devices are split into two different sections. Devices that are static and devices that are mobile (move around a room by themselves).

To decide what solution you should use, you need to understand how UV-C disinfection works. UV-C is a term used for a section of the ultraviolet spectrum. UV-C refers to the shorter wave section of the ultraviolet spectrum that emits light at 200nm-300nm. UV-C light has an ability to alter the genetic makeup of pathogens which renders them non-infectious and no-longer infectious.

Both static and mobile devices function in the same way in terms of disinfecting rooms and areas. However, mobile solutions on the surface seem great but are riddled with fundamental issues that mobile cobots do not experience.

Six Key Reasons Why We Believe Static Cobots Are Far Superior To Mobile.

1.One of the keys to UV-C disinfection is to understand the dose of UV-C a specific room requires. The way this is calculated is by the intensity of UV-C divided by time. With static cobots, this is easy to calculate and grantees each room receives the correct dosage. With static cobots this it’s not easy to calculate and leaves massive room for error. This is due to the fact the cobot is moving around the room which changes the result of the equation leaving some areas with deficient amounts of UV-C exposure.

2.Mobile solutions need to have pre-programmed routes installed. The issue with this is that once these have been set the contents in the room cannot be moved as they might block the mobile cobots pre-programmed routes (they crash into the moved or added room content). This is completely avoidable with a static solution.

3.With mobile cobots running everything off of batteries, UV-C output and power are far less. This is due to mobile cobots having to power both UV-C output and the cobot itself. Static UV-C cobots emit more UV-C power as they do not have to use the majority of their available power to unnecessary move around a room.

4.Mobile cobots power comes from batteries. These batteries need charging. Charging of these cobots can take up to 8 hours for only minutes of use. This means mobile cobots are out of action most of the time. A static cobot simply runs off of mains power. This allows them to be used whenever and wherever you need them. With a static solution, you can have 4x more operational use.

5.Static cobots are just as autonomous as mobile cobots. This is due to the fact UV-C disinfection occurs without any human interaction and occurs after traditional cleaning has taken place.

6.Static cobots are also often safer than mobile cobots. The main reason for this is because static cobots have a 360-degree view of the room. This allows them to see all areas and shut down immediately if any movement is detected. With mobile units they often do not have this kind of protection because they are moving around the room, they are too able to reliably perform this shut down with the same consistency.